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Despite thrashing Southampton 6-1 yesterday, it will come as a shock who Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has named as the best corner taker in the league.
City blitzed the Saints with four first half goals and two more in the second period to move two points ahead of closest rival Chelsea and Liverpool.
"The team showed me some signals that in some positions we are not stable enough," the City boss explained to The Independent, specifically referring to set-pieces.
Moreover, Pep had praise for a certain Saints player's dead-ball technique. "We played with the ball so good but not without the ball. We were not stable behind. We concede a lot of corner kicks and with the best taker in the league [James Ward-Prowse] like Southampton had.
High praise for the Southampton midfielder, who has scored a few quality goals from set-pieces in his time at Southampton.
The midfielder has found playing time hard to come by under current Southampton manager Mark Hughes this season, with only 4 starts in his last 11 games and a combined 110 minutes all season.
Just saw an old England U21 video with James Ward-Prowse in and, no disrespect to Southampton, but he needs to move to a bigger club if he wants to take his career (club and country) seriously. Otherwise he'll end up another Mark Noble - fiercely loyal, eternally average #epl- Matt:raising_hand:♂️ (@matt_frohlich) October 29, 2018
There is talk of the former England Under-21 international making the switch to Germany as many young English players have done in the last few years, with Red Bull Leipzig reportedly interested.
With high praise from such a high-quality coach, this could be the boost Ward-Prowse needs to kick on and fully develop his early career potential.
We should sign James Ward Prowse as a replacement for Ramsey- :flag_white:️ (@_smash14) November 5, 2018
Words by Danny Marland
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